Kittens

Your kitten is growing at an incredible rate! In the first six months, your kitten will be litter trained, loose baby teeth, get adult teeth and start puberty!  A 1-year old cat is equivalent in age to a 7 to 9-year-old person.

This is why it is so important to have your kitten examined several times during the first 6 months.  During these exams, the doctor will assess the overall health of your kitten. These appointments are also a great time to ask questions about the care of your kitten, or any behavioral concerns that you may have.

Here’s what to expect during your kitten’s first year:

7-9 Weeks

  • Physical Exam
  • Fecal sample to check for intestinal parasites
  • First distemper combination vaccination
  • Feline Leukemia/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Test
  • Preventive deworming
  • Begin internal parasite prevention programs

11-13 Weeks

  • Physical Exam
  • Second distemper combination vaccination
  • Discuss feline leukemia vaccine
  • Fecal sample to check for intestinal parasites
  • Continue internal parasite prevention

15-18 Weeks

  • Physical Exam
  • Fecal sample to check for intestinal parasites
  • Third distemper combination vaccination; second feline leukemia vaccine:
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Baseline wellness and presurgical screening blood tests
  • Continue internal parasite prevention

6 Months

  • Physical Exam
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Microchip Placement
  • Continue internal parasite prevention

Annually

  • Physical Exam
  • Fecal sample to check for intestinal parasites
  • Wellness Blood Screening
  • Vaccines
  • Internal parasite prevention

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